Thursday, 8 August 2013

The Guys are Props Club Blog Tour - Author Interview

First off all, I'd like to thank Dianne @ Oops I Read A Book Again (as always) for inviting me for the GAP Tour ! Second, for Ingrid on letting me to answer some of my silly and a bit weird questions. Thanks a lot ladies!

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The Guys Are Props Club
Title: The Guys Are Props Club
Author: Ingrid Seymour
Date of Publication: July 15, 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
ISBN : 0615820999 (ISBN13: 9780615820996)
 
 Synopsis

During her senior year in high school, Maddie Burch promised herself not to ever fall for a cute guy – or any guy – again. Cute guys are players and not to be trusted, a fact she learned the hard way when her first boyfriend ran her heart through a paper shredder. Two years later, her promise is still intact, and she’s determined to make it through college without falling victim to another creep. She has her job, school and The Guys Are Props Club to keep her mind and hormones in check.

The club was founded by Jessica, Maddie’s best friend. It is a sisterhood of girls who have fallen prey to heartless jerks and who have vowed to turn the tables. Once a semester, Jessica requires members to “do onto others as they’ve done unto you.” Setting the example, Jessica’s next play is Sebastian Capello, a theater major with heartthrob looks and a flair for Latin dance, whose heart she plans to break the way hers was once broken.

What the friends don’t know is that Sebastian is different. Despite his perfect looks and popularity, he’s not a jerk. He doesn’t play games to get his way. Instead, he keeps it real and goes after what he wants with honest intentions. And what he wants is not a bombshell like Jessica, but a down-to-earth girl like Maddie – even if it causes a riff in the girl’s friendship. Even if it means getting Maddie to break her personal vow.

Source : Goodreads
 
INTERVIEW


1. How did you find the concept of naming the club? Of The Guys are Props Club?

My initial idea for the book—one that hit me like a ton of bricks one afternoon—was one of a brokenhearted girl who had grown so bitter, she decided to take revenge on men. She felt she had been used then disposed of by her ex-boyfriend. Her vengeful reaction was to use guys the way she’d been used, to use them as props and throw them away once she was done with them. At first, I was only thinking of “Guys Are Props”, but then the idea morphed and grew and took a life of its own and from one girl it went to a group of man-hating girls: A club.

2. What's the most challenging and enjoyable part when you were writing the novel?

I really enjoyed the relationship between Maddie and Sebastian in general. I am not a fan of insta-love, so I enjoyed making their story evolve in a gradual, natural way. This was also challenging because I wanted to hint at an underlying attraction when they first meet, without making it seem forced or fake. I think it worked out pretty well. I’m proud of it.

3. If there would be a song that reminds "The Guys are Props Club", what's the first song that comes on your mind?

Every time I hear “Try” by Pink, I think of the realization Maddie comes to in the story. When you love someone, pain is inevitable, though that pain may be lesser than the pain of being alone.

4. Who's your favorite character in the book?

My favorite character is Sebastian. I am a sucker for chivalrous protagonists. I love a man who can respect a woman and who can be gentle but is still darn hot. Sebastian is that and much more. He makes me sigh!
5. Random question: Hardbound or Paperback.

Most definitely hardbound!
Thanks of hosting me in your blog. It was an honor!

Bibliophilekid speaks : Thank you also Ingrid for answering my questions! You're the best! As I was reading her answers, I felt close enough on her characters though I haven't read the book yet which I was planning to read now, her answers were very precise and lovely. I can feel that she already invested too much emotions while writing this book. Enough with my (gibberish) thoughts, next is all about Ingrid! EEEPPP!!

About Ingrid Seymour
 
https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/u/0/?ui=2&ik=12ae44b612&view=att&th=14013a182fcc86ab&attid=0.4&disp=inline&realattid=f_hjjbrdj33&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P9WFW1EdDdv-PCMOknIo2Bb&sadet=1375620142915&sads=YNsfxis1CdTADGsYZU95TUptVK4Ingrid Seymour loves, loves, loves to write. Her favorite genres are Young Adult and New Adult fiction.  Her debut novel “The Guys Are Props Club” is an NA contemporary romance which she immensely enjoyed writing.  Her favorite outings involve a trip to the library or bookstore where she immediately gravitates toward the YA section. She’s an avid reader and fangirl of many amazing books. She’s sure that one day she’ll see one of her books made into a movie. She likes to dream big ;)




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